FCHC Resources and References

National Research 

Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, 2017. Each year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR).

Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count raw data, 2007-2017. For some context to supplement this data, check out the National Alliance to End Homelessness. 

No Safe Place, The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities, 2016.

Colorado Research

The Crisis of Homelessness and Housing, 2018. – This booklet goes over the history of mass homelessness in America: what happened to all the low-income housing, the rise and persistence of mass homelessness, the origins of the shelter system, and the rise in the criminalization of homelessness in an effort to “hide” homeless people.

No Right to Rest, 2016. This study examines the consequences of criminalizing homelessness in Colorado, from the point of view of homeless people themselves. The study reports on a poll of 441 homeless individuals from across Colorado regarding their interactions with police and private security forces and reports on how criminalization is undermining the quality of life for homeless people, violating constitutional and human rights, costing localities millions in enforcement dollars, and increasing the likelihood that people will remain homeless.

TOO HIGH A PRICE: What Criminalizing Homelessness costs Colorado, 2016. This Report examines how laws criminalizing homeless people for being homeless have become widespread in Colorado. Through a comprehensive analysis of the enforcement of anti-homeless laws, this Report also examines the cost—economic and social—anti-homeless laws impose upon all Colorado citizens.